Baby Boy Names


Baby Names



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Gavin is a fairly popular name in the television world. For instance, Gavin Mitchell was a character from the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh, and Gavin Volure was a character in the sitcom 30 Rock. Gavin Spinner Mason is a fictional character in Degrassi: The Next Generation, while Gavin Stevens is a fictional character in several of William Faulkner's novels. And that's just scratching the surface. Read on to explore more about this popular name.

Meaning of the name Gavin:

Welsh: White hawk, fair
English: White hawk

Origin of the name Gavin:

The name Gavin is Welsh and means “fair,” and in Welsh and English, it means “white hawk.” Gavin is derived from Gawain, and the ancient Celtic name Gwalchgwyn. “Gwalch” means “hawk” and “gwyn” means “white, fair.”

Symbolism of the name Gavin:

Gavin is the Scottish version of Gawain, one of the most recognizable knights of King Arthur's Round Table. With the meaning “white hawk,” Gavin symbolizes strength, fairness, and perfection.

Nicknames for the name Gavin:

  • Gav
  • Gavs
  • Vin
  • Vinny
  • Gave
  • Avin
  • Vine
  • Av
gavin baby name

Style of the name Gavin:


Gender of the name Gavin:

Gavin is typically a name given to baby boys.

Pronunciation of the name Gavin:


Syllables in the name Gavin:


Emotion evoked from the name Gavin:

The name Gavin evokes a feeling of strength and morality.

Alternative spellings for the name Gavin:

Gaven, Gavan, Gavon, Gavonn, Gavenn, Gavinn, Gavynn

Popularity of the name Gavin:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Gavin was ranked the 141st most popular baby boy name in 2020. This is down from it being the 30th most popular name as recently as 2008.

Gannon, Kevin, Gaven, Davin, Arvin, Tevin

Great middle names for Gavin and their meanings:

  • Bryan (high and noble)
  • Chase (hunter)
  • Emery (home strength)
  • Marshall (caretaker of horses)
  • Pierce (variant of Peter)
  • Wade (to ford)

Famous people with the name Gavin:

  • Gavin Rossdale (lead singer of the rock band Bush)
  • Gavin DeGraw (country singer)
  • Gavin MacLeod (actor, known as the captain of the “Love Boat”)
  • Gavin Macintosh (actor)
  • Gavin Floyd (baseball player)

Gavin in movies/pop culture:

  • Gavin Belson (a character from the HBO series “Silicon Valley”)
  • Gavin Banek (a character in the movie “Changing Lanes”)
  • Gavin Young (a character in “Austin & Ally”)
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